{Mainstay Farm // 2017 Fall Bucketlist Update}

Another item we checked off our 2017 Fall Bucketlist was visiting Mainstay Farm. It's one of our favorite places to visit in the fall {pumpkin days} and winter {Christmas trees}! Mainstay Farm is a huge farm about 45 minutes from us that never disappoints. Mason looks forward to it each year. We had planned on going Saturday, but with the new Jeep we had too many errands to run and didn't make it. So, we went on a Sunday. We were there when the gates opened and the line was already incredibly long! But, once we got in the gates it didn't feel crowded at all. The place is so big and there are so many things to do that it's hard to feel crowded. We had such a good time!

If I'm being honest, I was so sick and wanted to leave about 30 minutes after we got there. It was windy and making me feel worse. But, I sucked it up and we ended up having a really good time. We had to stop at the Chalk covered car first to sign it. Mason signed his name and then drew crosses all over the car! Goodness, I love him! After drawing on the car we were off to a little barn/hay jumping while waiting on the hayride.

The hayride took us up the hill to the three story tree-house, mazes, pedal cars and so much more. I think this area is Mason's favorite! We stayed up there for an hour or more and Mason played his heart out. He made a little friend and they ran through the maze together. And then Nathan and Mason had fun on the pedal cars!

Next we went back down the hill for some tube sliding and apple shooting from a cannon!

Mason sliding at Mainstay Farm from Crystal Hall on Vimeo.

Then it was time for Latvian swings and the jumping pillow! And of course our root beer we get every time!

We took a gander at the pumpkins before leaving, but didn't buy any. We were already to our limit of pumpkins at home. They sure did have some awesome ones, though!

❥ Buy pumpkins
❥ Decorate the house for fall
Camp at Mitchell Resort for their Halloween Happenings
❥ Boo some friends
❥ Make a fall wreath for the front door
❥ Join a fall photo challenge
❥ Order new Halloween books
❥ Complete our Thankful jar & tree
❥ Make slime
❥ Go to the fall fiesta at Mason's school
❥ Go on a nature walk / nature scavenger hunt
❥ Go to a football game
❥ Help with 5th quarter
❥ Have a Hocus Pocus movie night
❥ Invite friends over for a fire/marshmallow roasting
❥ Make fall crafts
❥ Take some fall family pictures
❥ Go on a hayride
❥ Visit the pumpkin patch
❥ Decorate the porch
❥ Pick out costumes
❥ Run through a cornmaze
❥ Visit Mainstay Farm
❥ Carve or decorate pumpkins
❥ Take a scenic fall drive
❥ Help with the church fish fry
❥ Visit the Texas State Fair
❥ Go to the Zoo & maybe Boo at the Zoo
❥ Take Mason Trunk or Treating
❥ Help with the church's trunk or treat
❥ Go to the Texas Country Reporter Festival
❥ Go camping
❥ Drink a PSL
❥ Go to Jefferson TX for the Haunted train ride
❥ Update fall wardrobe
❥ Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
❥ Make a new fall themed shirt or two

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  1. This looks like my kind of activity! I'm sorry you weren't feeling well but you took great photos anyway!

  2. Oh man, what a fun place! And as always, I love all of your pictures!

  3. That is one awesome Farn!! I seriously could go to pumpkin patches and not buy the goods just for the experiences.

  4. Looks like a really great lil farm. & it seems that you're doing well bucket list. :)

  5. Omgosh this place looks like a BLAST!

  6. You’re really getting places with your list! I love it when a farm transitions from fall to Christmas! It makes the most sense to me!!


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